ESPN’s Adam Schefter posted on his Twitter account that the Bears are one of three teams that are exploring a trade for San Diego wide receiver Vincent Jackson.
Jackson, at 6-5 and 230 pounds, has great size for a receiver and has been very productive working with Philip Rivers in San Diego. Jay Cutler also likes big targets to throw the ball to as he’s had success with Brandon Marshall in Denver and was an outspoken advocate for Devin Aromashodu all of last year.
The chances of the Bears making a move for Jackson are seemingly small. How well he would fit into new offensive coordinator Mike Martz’ offense is a question mark, as is how he would fit into an already crowded receiving corps. Jackson is clearly more talented than what the Bears currently have on the roster at the position, but the organization has said many times that they are pleased with their receivers. Mike Martz has said that the position will be the strength of the team and Jerry Angelo has mentioned that he doesn’t want to continue to mortgage the future by trading away future draft picks.
I’d be surprised if the Bears made a move for Jackson and I expect the organization to issue a statement denying interest in making any moves at the position and reiterating their contentment with the players they have on the roster.